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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 25, 2013 10:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what did you find?

Although I did quite well in the gift department this Christmas, receiving gifts that I both like and appreciate, there were other things that made the day special. I was able to spend a quiet day with my wife of 41 years; and then sit down to a lovely meal with my children, their significant others, and my grandchildren. After the meal, we shared some quality time together before they all made their way to their homes. What more could an old man ask for?

Thank you Lord for all the blessings you bestowed on me, and my family, today.

This post was modified by user unknown on 2013-12-26 06:07:37

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Dec 26, 2013 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what did you find?

Almost everyone is familiar with the first few verses of 'Hark the Herald' but look how the full lyrics really tell the real GIFT of Christmas.

Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
Charles Wesley, pub.1739
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Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With th’angelic host proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!” Refrain:
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Christ, by highest Heav’n adored;
Christ the everlasting Lord;
Late in time, behold Him come,
Offspring of a virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail th’incarnate Deity,
Pleased with us in flesh to dwell,
Jesus our Emmanuel.
Hail the heav’nly Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Ris’n with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die;
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Come, Desire of nations, come,
Fix in us Thy humble home;
Rise, the woman’s conqu’ring Seed,
Bruise in us the serpent’s head.
Now display Thy saving pow’r,
Ruined nature now restore;
Now in mystic union join
Thine to ours, and ours to Thine.
Adam’s likeness, Lord, efface,
Stamp Thine image in its place:
Second Adam from above,
Reinstate us in Thy love.
Let us Thee, though lost, regain,
Thee, the Life, the inner man:
Oh, to all Thyself impart,
Formed in each believing heart.
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and how did Garcia / Hunter put it.
"I know that the life I am living's no good
I will get a new start , live the life I should"

key verse to Hark the Herald:
Born that man no more may die;
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.

and Garcia sang:
"I'll get up and fly away".

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Dec 26, 2013 6:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: " Thank you Lord for all the blessings you bestowed on me, and my family, today"

Although Limbaugh ruined the term for every day use, may I use it once & say, "ditto"

...& "may God Bless us all"

This post was modified by Jack o' Roses on 2013-12-26 14:20:28